Specific Anatomic RegionAcetabulum/Pelvis
ApplicationEvaluate suspected fracture
AuthorFishman EK
Reference SourcePersonal communication
Scanner UsedSiemens Somatom Plus 4
Injection RateN/A
Contrast Volume and TypeN/A
Area ScannedFrom iliac crest through ischium
Scan Delay None
Length of Spiral (time)40sec
Slice Thickness3mm
Table Speed/Pitch1.6 pitch
Reconstruction Interval2mm
3D Technique UsedVolume rendering
  • IV contrast can be used to create vascular maps to exclude vascular injury. In these cases a delay of 30sec till scanning is ideal.
  • a CT cystogram may also be useful in these cases.